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Nation seminar on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and importance of patents to boost research? at LAD College, Nagpur

Smt. R.P College for Women Nagpur and LAD College (Shankar Nagar campus), on January 10, 2016, organised a national seminar on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and importance of patents to boost research. Technical sessions on introduction and importance of IPR, patentability of inventions, copyright, plagiarism and its relevance were the major takeaways from this seminar. This workshop was all about fundamentals of IPR and inventions that are not patentable in India.

Dr Shyamala Nair, Principal of LAD College in her speech, spoke about the achievements of LAD College and how committed the college has been in empowering women. Also, Nair urged all the students to exercise their creativity in the best possible way.

Dr Kane, Vice Chancellor of Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University, while addressing the students during the seminar said that IPR and patents have now become the ?buzz words in academic circles. He also gave a brief introduction on the topic – Information and Communication Technologies and Internet. Kane said that through copyrights, intellectual property and patents, etc, knowledge transfer has become much easier today.

Dr Kane, while making the audience aware of procedures, techniques and other important information on patents, further said, Apart from plants and animals, all evolution and developments take place due to intellect. The two skills – reading and writing – are products of this intellect that facilitate knowledge transfer. And, the availability of knowledge transfer has made copyrights necessary. Almost 75% of our research on a daily basis is academic in nature. Various discoveries, science and their commercial usage have led to the implementation of patents.

During an interaction with Nation Next, Swapnil Gawande, Attorney for Copyrights and Patenting, said, There are very few science colleges in India who have conducted similar seminars and activities on the importance of IPR, inventions and their patents. Negligence of implementation of patentability is the biggest issue in India. Eighty per cent of applicants, who file for patents in India, are foreigners. So, for the awareness of the same, it’s a great idea to conduct such seminars and activities. Engineering and pharmacy colleges give more importance to such seminars than science colleges. This initiative will now help the students and faculty from the science department to get informed about patentability. I hope to see more applications for patents to be filed post this seminar. He further added, Instead of focusing more on the commercial aspect, an inventor should focus more on the research part of his work. He should check whether his invention could be patented or not. The country should be benefitted from his inventions.

Dr Bindu Sharma, Founder and CEO IP Solutions LLP Bangalore, who was one of the key speakers, told Nation Next, IPR in India is gaining more importance than ever before. Intellectual property is an intangible asset that needs to be protected well in order to extract maximum benefit out of it. New ideas and inventions should be documented; proper research regarding patents should be done. We need to protect and monetise these creations. Also, it’s extremely important for institutes to have an IP policy to define an IP Strategy (that the institution follows).

Dr Yenkie, Chaya Satpute, Pankaj Borkar, Dr Anuradha Gadkari, Dr U Guha and Dr DR Peshwe were the other guests who were present during the seminar. Dr JP Chawla Secretary of NUMTA and Dr Chitra Lade were the convener of the seminar. The national seminar was held at LAD Colleges Justice Bhavaishankar Niyogi Auditorium, which was organised under the aegis of IQAC and Research Development Cell of LAD College in collaboration with NU Microbiology Teachers Association.

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Nitin Gadkari graces screening of ‘Me Vasantrao’ at Sudama Theatre in Nagpur

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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari graced the special screening of Marathi movie ‘Me Vasantrao’ – a movie based on the life of Hindustani classical singer and violinist Vasantrao Deshpande.

The screening was held at Sudama Theatre in Nagpur on Sunday evening in the presence family members, friends and the cast of the movie.

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Mayor Dayashankari Tiwari kicks off polio drive in Nagpur

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Nagpur Mayor Dayashankar Tiwari, on Sunday, launched Nagpur Municipal Corporation’s (NMC) door-to-door polio campaign drive. He, along with Deputy Mayor Manisha Dhawade visited Rognidan Centre in Mahal, Nagpur and inaugurated the campaign by giving polio drops to a toddler.
As per NMC officials, ten Zonal Medical Officers and Ten Health inspectors would visit every house in their respective zones, in order to vaccinate children between the ages of zero-five to immune them against polio.
NMC had recognised Sunday as the official day for polio vaccination. Under Polio Ravivar, they plan to vaccinate more than three lakh kids in Nagpur. They also urged Nagpurkars to vaccinate their children at pulse Polio Booths near their homes from 8 am- 5 pm, on Sunday.
NMC Standing Committee Chief, Corporator Vijay Zalke spoke to Nation Next regarding this campaign and said, This year’s polio drive is going to be bigger than last year. We are planning to vaccinate around 3- 3.15 lakh kids. NMC is bearing the cost of infrastructure and execution. The state government provided us with the doses.
He further stated that there were special teams to vaccinate the homeless during night. ?When it comes to the health of Nagpurkars, money is not a factor we should think about, said Zalke when asked about NMC’s current financial crunch.
As per Zalke, vaccination facility would also be available in slums,, factory areas and other outskirts of Nagpur.

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Congress legislator caught watching porn in Karnataka Assembly

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Congress leader Prakash Rathod, on Friday, was caught on camera while allegedly scrolling through few adult content clips in the State Assembly. This turned out to be a huge embarrassment for both, Congress and Rathod as regional channels aired the video, in which he was ?caught in the act.
The MLC member was present in the house during the proceedings of the legislative council. While the house was in session, Rathod was watching adult content on his smartphone.
However, he threw these charges under the bus and said, I was looking for materials for a question I wanted to ask the government in question hour.
?When I was looking for question material, I deleted too many messages as my phone storage was full. What the media has shown or seen, I don’t know. I would never do such things or see such things, he added.
This was not the first time in Karnataka that such an incident had happened. Back in 2012, three Bharatiya Janata Party ministers were caught on camera allegedly watching adult content in the State Assembly. Following the scandal, they resigned from the state government due to public embarrassment.

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